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Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Chengdu

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Publication date 23.7.2021 11.00
Press release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit China on 24–25 July. Meeting will take place in the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu.

In Chengdu, Foreign Minister Haavisto will meet the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss key bilateral issues, the EU-China relations and topical international questions. During the visit, the purpose is to agree on a mid-term review of the Joint Action Plan on bilateral partnership between China and Finland, promote the operating conditions for Finnish companies in China, have an exchange of views on China’s human rights situation and discuss the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.

Haavisto will also have discussion with the Governor of Sichuan Province Huang Qiang. The discussion will focus on bilateral cooperation between Finland and Sichuan province, especially as regards the commercial and economic sectors.

Inquiries: Turo Mattila, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 613 and Piritta Asunmaa, Director General of the Department for the Americas and Asia, tel. +358 295 350 353.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format [email protected].